Thursday, January 26, 2012

Infinite Plastic Internal-Stolen From Burroughs

This 24 second track was submitted to the 23 Seconds Ov Time V. 4 compilation, which has been released here:
 Isolated IPI track here:

Thanks to Old Million Eye for alerting me to this project, and to AIN 23 for letting me participate! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cosmists-Poetics Not Engineering

Andrew Joron-Theremin
Mark Pino-Cloud Kit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Infinite Plastic Internal-Tongues of Fire/YoLC

I tried to share the link to this tune from mid 2011 with a fellow musician, and he alerted me that the link was down. Therefore, re-posting it in a totally new spot. Hopefully it will work this time!
Thanks, Joe!

Cloud Shepherd, Luna's Cafe, Sacramento, CA 1/16/12

Cloud Shepherd had the honor of playing with ass-kicking Jazz band Lol Catz. What a great band they are! They played a long-form summation of pretty much all historical Jazz styles, from Ellington to Monk to Braxton to Ulmer. Humbling to play with such a talented group.
Cloud Shepherd played two pieces. The feel was a bit more subdued than previous gigs. I'll chalk that up to a lazy Monday night vibe at Luna's. Still, it was a fun gig.
Above: Dr. King looks down on the Cloud from his cloud.
Below: Andrew contemplates Sacramento nightlife. 
On the drive home, Joe and I talked a lot about Modernism.

Monday, January 16, 2012

As the Crow Flies-Lycaon

 New track from Brian Strang and Andrew Joron's Mutant Country band, with me on percussion!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Old Million Eye vs. Infinite Plastic Internal, 1/15/12, the Lab, SF

As expected, Brian Lucas (Old Million Eye) and myself (Infinite Plastic Internal) had a great time playing the Lab, under the auspices of Grux's Godwaffle Noise Pancakes series. The laid back, unpretentious vibe of S.F.'s noise/improvised scene suites us just fine. We played one short, twenty minute piece that seemed to have a pretty good climax. It's so great to be exposed to cool bands and people doing creative, exciting stuff, of whom there were many others. Humbling, for sure, and inspiring, to boot. Grux makes one hell of a waffle, too.
Above: Old Million Eye sorts out his pedals. Note hand-painted signage by Grux! Yeah!

Jazz poem for Herbie Lewis

Initiated 1994, completed 2012.

A solid tree
You seem
Leaves of blue and green

Coloring the world

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Upcoming gigs!

Sunday, 1/15/2012
Godwaffle Noise Pancakes! Music Series
Old Million Eye with Infinite Plastic Internal 
The Lab
2948 16th Street  San Francisco
We will play at noon

Monday, 1/16/2012
Cloud Shepherd
Luna's Cafe
1414 16th Street 95816 Sacramento
We will play at 8PM


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photos from Mind Topographies gig

Old Million Eye v. Infinite Plastic Internal, live on  the radio, 12/14/2011!
 Above: preparing for exploration
Below: Brian read from this collection of Sun Ra's poems
 Below: Testing, testing, 1,2,3!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mark Pino with As the Crow Flies

 Brian Strang is a professor at S.F. State, and a scholar of the Blues. He makes music with Andrew Joron, my theremin-playing buddy from Cloud Shepherd. Recently, they've let me jam with them. Here are a few choice cuts, picked, and edited slightly, by Brian.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cowbell for Blackwell

Dedicated to the late Ed Blackwell.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Iannis Cole

Recorded New Year's Day, 2012. Oakland, CA. Let the New Year begin!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ringin' in the New Year with Cloud Shepherd

For New Year's Cloud Shepherd had a party at Joe Noble's place. What a blast! Melissa took these photos.